Hacking Photography & Video

Thursday Jul 18 2013   7:00 PM
Pivotal Labs  875 Howard St., San Francisco, CA  map

Open Show is teaming up with Pivotal Labs to feature a line-up of presenters who are pushing the boundaries of photography and video–from mining the past with homemade cameras, lenses and chemicals to inventing the future with DIY drones and other cutting-edge technologies and techniques. Cris Benton (author of Saltscapes), Chamberlain Fong, and Jo Babcock will all present their work. After party at The Tempest, 431 Natoma St., San Francisco.

$15; for more information or to buy tickets visit photohack.eventbrite.com.

Cris BentonCris Benton is a retired professor of architecture and former department chair at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was engaged in teaching and research in the Building Science Laboratory as well as a program of post-occupancy building case studies. His kite aerial photography in the South Bay began during a sabbatical year spent as artist in residence at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, and it has continued under special use permits from the Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The resulting images documenting the salt ponds have been shown at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Exploratorium, and the Coyote Point Museum, as well as conferences and art galleries. Benton’s aerial images have been used by over one hundred nonprofit agencies.